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Chicken Shawarma
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5 from 12 votes

Chicken Shawarma

Chicken Shawarma is a classic Middle Eastern Food. It prepared by stacking slices of chicken pieces between skewers in a special rotisserie. The cooked chicken is shaved and then stuffed in Pita bread, along with Onion, Tzatziki Sauce, and other herbs.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Marination Time4 hours
Total Time5 hours
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 8
Calories: 262kcal

Standard 1 cup measures 240 ml


For Chicken Marinade

  • ½ kg Chicken Breast pieces
  • 1 tbsp Red Chilli powder or Paprika Powder
  • ½ tbsp Coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • ¼ tsp Cardamom powder
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon powder
  • ¼ tsp Clove Powder
  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Oil for brushing the chicken

Other Ingredients

  • 8 Pita Bread
  • ½ cup Tzatziki Sauce
  • 2 Onion Sliced
  • 2 Tomato Sliced
  • 1 cup Cucumber Sliced
  • ¼ cup Cilantro Finley chopped
  • Lettuce as needed


Prep the Chicken

  • 1.In a mixing bowl add in all the spice powders for Shawarma.
  • 2.To this add in the chicken strips. Slice the Chicken breast pieces like thin strips and add.
  • Combine everything and let the chicken marinate for at least 2 hours to overnight. (It tastes good the longer you marinate)
  • In a baking tray arrange the marinated chicken . Preheat the oven at 200 Deg C for 10 min and then bake at 20 Deg C for 30 mins. Brush little oil and bake the chicken. Flip the chicken once in between while you bake.
  • The chicken is now baked perfectly . Set it aside. You can also cook the chicken in a skillet in stove top or use an air fryer and cook. Cling wrap the chicken in a bowl and set aside till use.

Other Ingredient for the Shawarma

  • Arrange your Tzatziki Sauce , Pita bread.
  • Next prep the vegetables. Slice the onions, slice the Tomato and Cucumber. Also Chop the Cilantro.

Assemble the Chicken Shawarma

  • Take a Pita bread and spread some Tzatziki Sauce over it.
  • 2.Next add in some Onion slices, Tomato Slices , Cucumber slices and Chopped Cilantro.
  • Finally add in the cooked chicken Strips.
  • Fold the Pita bread and wrap it with a foil or tissue for the shawarma to stay firm. Tasty Chicken Shawarma is now ready to serve.


Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.2g | Protein: 12.4g | Fat: 6.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.9g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 396mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 2mg
Keyword Chicken Shawarma, Shawarma
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